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Moments of Inspiration: Rachel Hunt Steenblik’s “Breathe”

"breath." from lenchensmama on Flickr (BY ND)

Rachel Hunt Steenblik’s “Breathe” Post 29/31 in my A Mother Here reading series. (Click/tap here to read the poem.) Poem: (Direct link to audio file.) Commentary: (Direct link to audio file.)

More than an Endless Womb: Rebekah Orton’s “It’s Possible I’m Projecting”

"A lovely kid looking at her exhausted mom" from licryst on Flickr (BY NC)

Rebekah Orton’s “It’s Possible I’m Projecting” Post 18/31 in my A Mother Here reading series. (Click/tap here to read the poem.) Poem: (Direct link to audio file.) Commentary: (Direct link to audio file.)

#MormonPoetrySlam, Day 17 (2014): Eric Jepson reads
“Daddy’s Love” by C. Byron Whitney

"Baby with hidden father (mother)" from simpleinsomnia on Flickr

Here’s a link to the poem if you’d like to follow along as Eric reads. Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live once all the entries have been posted). Use #MormonPoetrySlam if you post about this in your social media circles.

#MormonPoetrySlam, Day 13 (2014): Laura Craner reads
“Pro Genitors” by Jonathon Penny

Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live once all the entries have been posted). Use #MormonPoetrySlam if you post about this in your social media circles.

Mormon Poetry Slam, Day 11: Laura Craner Reads
“Feel Me” by May Swenson

"Sunday Morning" from tomroper [Tom Roper] on Flickr

Here’s a link to Swenson’s poem if you’d like to follow along as Laura reads. Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live once all the entries have been posted). Use #MormonPoetrySlam if you post about this in your social media circles.

Listening Closely to James Goldberg’s “In the Beginning”

(Cross-posted here.) If you’d like to comment on the post, follow that link. Poet Highlight: James Goldberg, “In the Beginning”* James Goldberg’s poem “In the Beginning” exults in orality. It begins, “When he was young, / they read the books / out loud.” But the poet doesn’t revel simply by stating that his experience with language is grounded in the… Read more »